being more disciplined and more professional and they're under pressure to get results and we finished the tournament feeling like we did not get the results we wanted to in that final game. four years ago, the gb women's basketball team were almost at the point of extinction. they'd needed emergency funding after uk sport scrapped their investment, leaving the players worried about the future of their sport. now, they've made history, by reaching the semi—finals of the eurobasket tournament in belgr. they beat hungary 52—69 to get themselves a chance to reach the final but also guarantee a place in the olympic qualifying finance next year. it's something that we are really going for so for us we have got to stay focused and told us the whole time we are notjust happy to be here we have goals and we want to achieve them in tokyo is definitely
one of them and it's in our reach now because he made it in our reach. right lets quickly round up some of the day's other sports news now and... propjoe marler has come out of international retirement and been named in england's latest rugby world cup training squad. marler won 59 caps before retiring from england duty last september. but he told head coach eddiejones he wanted to come back. the squad includes four uncapped players, as well as danny cipriani. the west indies have beef both sides final match at the tournament, they won by 23 runs in headingley and afghanistan needs without a single point. england have set australia 218 to win their second ashes one—day international. tammy beaumont hit a 115 ball 114 as england reached 183—4 but they then collapsed to 217 all out.
australia r 71—3. the aussies lead the series 2—0. that is it from us at the bbc steady as we will go back tojohn watson at wimbledon. many thanks indeed for that of course as he knelt a great day for some of those british players in the singles but all eyes currently over on court number one where andy murray is in action as he begins his double partnership in first—round action up against. the good news for and be merry if they held their first service game in this one. it is one all at the moment as you can imagine, court number one packed to see and be merry making his wimbledon return. he was not here last year of course and it was back in plenty when he had to pull out and lost because of injury. but he's back. expected to centre court. nick kyrgios up against the fa on the
dial. this one has gone to a tie—break in the third. it is roughly on who is up 5—2. it looks to be on the cusp of taking the lead this match. what a contest this one is. some very familiar faces currently on centre court. there was one watching in the stands today as well. see if you recognise this guy. he's back the so—called special one and he was watching, his compatriots who was an action against marin cilic and he became which is a huge upset, marin cilic was a former finalist here. joao sousa progresses through and there isjoe's a to my thumbs up from josie of course looking relaxed. and of this he meant he would call him footballing royalty but we've had actual royalty in the stands today. the duchess of sussex has been out on centre court. yet, as we now some big, good to see her there obviously we have seen the
duchess of cambridge here and now the duchess of sussex has been on centre court. it's been a good day for the americans as e—mail with lauren davis knocking out angelique kerber, she was here to see serena williams in action and it's fair to say it's been a good day for the americans. on 4th ofjuly, independence day no less, but it's good to see that the brits have given us something to shout about not least of course johanna given us something to shout about not least of coursejohanna konta was in the third round. dan evans joining her and harriet as lead and the great news being that the great british weather has been playing its pa rt british weather has been playing its part as well. on day four of the ease wimbledon championships. we will be back with printing tomorrow and we should bring news of andy murray progress in the doubles. that is all on day four of the championship for myself and the rest of the team. goodbye. we have the weather for you moment but first there is a boost for is an
intimate district with the return of commercial passenger flights to ca rteret commercial passenger flights to carteret airport. for the first time in more than 25 years, scottish airline logan airport will connect with london south and, belfast city, and dublin airport. keeping with airport tradition, this marks the first passenger flights to take off from carlisle for more than a quarter of a century. logan will fly up quarter of a century. logan will fly up to three destinations, belfast city, london end, and this is the departure to dublin. this is the uk's zist departure to dublin. this is the uk's 2ist passenger airport, one of its smallest as well. it helps tourists will use it as a gateway to the lake district. it's all about the lake district. it's all about the visitor and it worked really strongly in partnership with the business sector and it's really important for them to be able to bring people here for people to be able to come here for work and people to come and invest. millions have been spent on upgrades, but it
will face tough competition for other northern airports including newcastle and manchester. there have been attempts to restart commercial operations here for the best part of 20 years, after a few false starts and delays, today it became a reality. but not everyone is happy with the decision to open another airport. there are questions on how encouraging more domestic flights hits with the uk targets to reduce the impact of climate change. we are using the most fuel—efficient type of regional aircraft that there is, to operate the services from here. but also if you look at the alternative to travel, for example if you get in your car and drive to get on the ferry and go across the belfast the emissions are a lot less. the lake district national park already attracts 47 million people a year, many arriving by car and rail. ca rlisle people a year, many arriving by car and rail. carlisle at city centre today most people said they would use it if the price was right.
today most people said they would use it if the price was rightlj today most people said they would use it if the price was right. i did use it if the price was right. i did use to use the trains, it's expensive, flights tend to be cheaper these days. expensive, flights tend to be cheaper these dayslj expensive, flights tend to be cheaper these days. i go home by bus ferry and it's fantastic for me. the offset is there is less traffic on the road. the flights will compensate for that i think. it's inevitable if we will bring money into carlisle we have to open up transport links. it may be a welcome boost for cumbria's economy but with the airline industry under pressure toa the airline industry under pressure to a sense it's a challenging time to a sense it's a challenging time to get a new airport off the ground. beyond 100 days will be starting in just a few moments but before that in the that the weather. the evening it was another day of north, south contrast across urban areas, blue skies overhead and a bit of warmth from that sunshine. at the beach here in cornwall where it was grey skies to the north. lots of cloud against another in scotland
tonight but a few gaps in the east. rain in the north and west louise for time. northwest breeze. rain in the north and west louise fortime. northwest breeze. close rain in the north and west louise for time. northwest breeze. close to northern ireland and england. a bit of height cloud in the skies above central and southern england and wales. it adds up to things not being chatty as recent nights. temperatures around ten through 15 celsius as we start your friday morning commute. sunshine a bit hazy and it has been of late, a big crowd for northern england. breaks to the east of high ground. a chance for one 01’ east of high ground. a chance for one or two east of high ground. a chance for one 01’ two showers east of high ground. a chance for one or two showers drifting through. a bit more rain across the north. that will be on the move. clear conditions of course will remain across southern areas. blue skies again. temperatures in the mid—20s. a bit more proud north wales and northern england and northern ireland. sunshine is the high ground ato ireland. sunshine is the high ground a to temperatures especially in that northwest breeze. we running across scotla nd northwest breeze. we running across scotland not as prominent. eastern parts of scotland feeling a touch
warmer and some sunshine to end the day across the northwest highlands. clear conditions will be working their way south to a friday night and saturday. behind us weather fronts this will continue to produce a few showers here and there as it works its way into england and wales and low cost temperatures to drop across the south as we go through saturday as well. here and there as it works its way into england and wales and will cause temperatures to drop across the south as we go through saturday as well. here's our weather fronts, the rough through saturday as well. here's our weatherfronts, the rough area through saturday as well. here's our weather fronts, the rough area that weather fronts, the rough area that we can expect sums “— weather fronts, the rough area that we can expect sums —— spots of rain 01’ we can expect sums —— spots of rain or drizzle working its way to the south, spots of rain we see in wimbledon but it's a fine thing, will stay dry, increase cloud across the south compared to morning after that sunshine. some warmth towards other counties but temperatures drop, and —— sunny spells of the afternoon it will be dry and the east coast a bit more present than the west. at a cool night temperatures in single figure sunday we have the remnants of a letter fronts stretching from the channel to the western northern aisle, crowd will build up elsewhere, a few showers possible. it will be dry but pleasa nt showers possible. it will be dry but pleasant with sunshine.